I worked with a fairly new Singer sewing machine for several years, but when I moved, I had to get a new one. So I bought a beautiful turquoise Bel-Air at a garage sale. It’s a few decades older (the man I bought it from said it was from the 50s or 60s) but he plugged it in and showed me that the pedal and needle and bobbin worked just fine.
When I try to sew with it, however, the bobbin’s thread always makes these awful big loops on the bottom of the fabric that tangle up my project. I can’t sew anything with it!
Here are some problems that I think might be the culprit, but I’m not sure which it is…
1. I place the bobbin so that it unwinds clockwise, with the thread coming out on the right when you pull it towards you.
2. Is my tension too high/low? I tried it with the knob on 7, 5, and 2, and all resulted in the same entanglements.
Help me, please!
What do you think? Answer below!